We have spent over $100 - $200 on baby gates. We are trying to keep Buster in the living room. He is a climber and anything makeshift he launches himself over. (Don't know how he does it but I sure hear about the landings. Head first, big bump on the head landings) There are 2 spaces that need to be gated both are unusual in size. The problem comes from the difficult children tearing the gates apart. I think we have one space gated well. husband had to get different hardware than came with it but after a few days its still standing and doesn't show any sign of breaking down. The other gate is on its last leg. difficult child 2 stands on it, drapes himself over it, sits on it, chews on it, jumps over it, and climbs over it. difficult child 3 just climbs over it and launches himself into the living room off it. No amount of scolding or punishment is stopping them. The size we need a gate for is huge; well over 100 inches. Not very many gates out there to fit the size and I'm afraid not one that will stand up to difficult children. Anyone know of any really big gates that are very sturdy?